Darren David Chacker, 41, of Beverly Hills, California and Las Vegas, Nevada learned the hard way after lying under oath during his bankruptcy hearing. According to evidence, Chaker filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy on March 6, 2007. During his bankruptcy hearing that same month, while he was under oath, Chaker falsely and fraudulently represented to the court that his property was never leased out prior to January 2007, when in fact he had previously contracted with a realtor who secured at least two rental contracts with Chaker personally. In addition, he failed to disclose income and the existence of past and present residential leases of a property facing foreclosure in Houston to his creditor, Saxon Mortgage in the hearing and to the court.
Chaker was found guilty on April 4, 2013, after a five-day bench trial. U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas sentenced him to a term of 15 months in prison to be immediately followed by a three year term of supervised release. He has also been ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. The sentencing also included special conditions that he not stalk or harass anyone and obtain mental health and anger management counseling.
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